Press Release

Abel Recognized as a Leading Financial Advisor by Commonwealth Financial Network®

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Williamstown, MA (April, 2014)—Rob Abel, an independent financial advisor affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network® and President of True North Financial, has achieved Commonwealth President’s Club status for 2014. This distinction recognizes successful financial advisors based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth’s network of 1,487 financial advisors. Commonwealth is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA and the broker/dealer of choice for Abel.

Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth, said, “We are pleased to award Rob Abel with this elite recognition.” Bloom continued, “Among the most esteemed financial advisors in our business, and a valued member of the Commonwealth community, Rob epitomizes the drive, dedication, and commitment essential to attaining this level of success in the industry.” 

In honor of this distinction, Abel has been invited to join his peers at the Commonwealth President’s Club, April 29–May 4, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Hawaii. The conference will offer attendees educational sessions geared toward uncovering new business opportunities and providing exceptional client service. The conference will also grant attendees ample time to connect with peers, reflect on accomplishments, and strategize ideas for future growth.

“It is quite an honor for me to be recognized by our partner, Commonwealth Financial Network”, states Abel.  “Our local True North team is dedicated to providing the highest level of financial services to this community, and having Commonwealth by our side gives us the best of both worlds – local advice from advisors who live and work in the Berkshires combined with the resources of a nationally recognized industry leader.”

About True North Financial

True North Financial is a division of MountainOne Bank, and has been providing individuals and organizations with financial guidance since 1997. Located at 795 Main Street in Williamstown; 85 Main Street in North Adams; and 111 Silver Lake Boulevard in Pittsfield, the advisors of True North pride themselves on crafting unique strategies for each client.

MountainOne Financial is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, MA. MountainOne Bank is a subsidiary of MountainOne Financial, and includes the following divisions: Williamstown Savings Bank; South Coastal Bank; Coakley, Pierpan, Dolan & Collins Insurance; Stevenson & Co. Insurance; True North Insurance; and True North Financial (financial professionals offering securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser). Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank and its banking divisions have assets of over $775 million and provide a broad range of banking services to personal and enterprise customers. MountainOne Bank has full service offices serving the Berkshires and Boston South, with a mortgage office in Danvers serving Boston North. 

About Commonwealth Financial Network

Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. The firm supports more than 1,487 independent advisors nationwide in serving their clients as registered representatives, investment adviser representatives, and registered investment advisers, as well as through hybrid service models. For more information, please visit www.commonwealth.com.